It has been so long since I have had to time to sit and write a post and upload pictures. I have surely missed it. I spent some time Saturday in my garden and loved every minute of it as I have missed digging in the dirt. About a week ago I decided to move my boxes around and redesign the layout of my garden. The old picnic table was moved out to the yard and it will become my flower box. I plan to plant sweet pea flower seeds this week. Someone told me they smell amazing!
I thought I would have to change out my soil when I planted, but as I turned it over, it was so dark and moist and wonderful that I just kept it. I broke up all the old roots in my beds and feel so good about my soil. This is my third winter garden with the soil I started with and I love it. A few weed seeds had blown in but I just pulled them and the soil was good to go. I love my garden for this reason, when itis time to replant, I just turn over the soil, break up the roots and plant. It is one of the big benefits to gardening this way.
Kent helped me move all the boxes and we made two long rows instead of three shorter ones. I now have a bench in my garden to sit and enjoy it all. We moved both arches together and plan to get two more to make a long tunnel of trellis. It will be beautiful this summer filled with cucumbers and beans.
My orange trees are seeing a lot of new growth! The oranges are big too. I am happy my pomegranate tree has had a growth spurt too. It will probably be years before I get fruit, not sure? For my fall/winter garden I planted: cabbage, celery, cauliflower (three kinds! purple, green and white) broccoli, onions, cilantro, spinach seeds with fingerling potatoes to be planted very soon.
I took lots of pictures to show what is new. Leave me a comment and tell me what you have planted. I would love to hear!
Happy Fall to you!